120 Years Ago (1897)
Wednesday, March 15, 2017 6:00 AM
High water prevailed in the river valley, and all travel was cutoff except by boat. Belle Plaine engaged boats and boatmen to give free ferry service.
Farmers were advised of big profits in growing sugar beets, and as an inducement, free seed was offered to all who would try out the new field crop.
The 16 members of the Harmony Singing Society presented their leader, Jos. Neubeiser, with an ebony and ivory baton with silver trimmings at the organization’s annual banquet at Weiberler’s Hall.
The big new flour mill at New Prague got into operation and attracted wide interest.
Bob Fitzsimmons became the champion of the world in defeating James J. Corbett in a 14-round battle in Carson City, Nev.